Last revised April 2002
About the Pullman Human Rights Commission
What Can You Do?
Promote Human Rights
Pullman Human Rights
PO Box 3074 CS
Services that we provide
The Pullman Human Rights Commission serves as a resource and support
organization that advocates for human rights in our community. If you have
a concern about human rights or if you believe that you are a victim of
bias or discrimination, the Pullman Human Rights Commission will assist
you with appropriate reporting and resolution.
Reporting an incident
You may report an incident by completing an Incident Report Form
available at the following locations:
If you prefer
talking to a person, please dial 332-BIAS. The dispatcher will
assist you or refer you to a contact person. Emergency situations
will be referred to a local law enforcement agency immediately.
- City of Pullman
- Pullman Chamber of Commerce
- Neill Public Library
- Administrative offices at Pullman School District, or contact a
- WSU Center for Human Rights
- Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
- Community Action Center
- The Common Ministry
Pullman Human Rights Commission WEB Page
In case of an emergency situation, contact a local law
enforcement agency immediately by calling 911, or
An incident is
generally defined as a consequence or event that is motivated by bias
based on race/color, national/ethnic origin, religion, marital status,
sexual orientation, disability, gender, economic status, or other
discriminatory actions. Reasons for reporting an incident might include:
- Call Pullman Police Department, 332-2521.
- Call WSU Police Department, 335-8548.
- Call Whitman County Sheriff, 397-4341.
After a report has been filed
- To inform the Commission of a situation that does not require
further action on the part of the Pullman Human Rights Commission.
- To request a private or public meeting with the Pullman Human Rights
Commission about an issue.
- To inform the Commission about a situation and request the
Commission organize a public meeting around the issue.
- To request a referral.
- To request assistance from the Commission in resolution of a
Reporting a bias incident is a responsible way of speaking out against
- An incident reporting form can be obtained from any of the sources
listed above. The Commission will review reports at their monthly
meeting unless circumstances dictate other action. If requested, the
Commission will arrange for a private meeting with the complainant. The
Commission will collect information at the meeting, evaluate the
situation and decide, in conjunction with the complainant, what action
to take. If the complainant does not request further action on the part
of the Commission the incident will be recorded and used only for the
statistical purpose of identifying specific problems or patterns.
- After evaluation, the Commission may adopt an action plan which may
include but is not limited to, facilitating a community dialogue to
create awareness of an issue relevant to the greater community at large
and act as a resource system for individuals or groups who wish to
pursue further action.
The Research and Data Collection Committee is responsible for preparing
an annual report that summarizes bias related incidents, details actions
takes to address these incidents, and makes
recommendations that further enhance a community environment of inclusion,
fairness, equality and dignity.